Institute of Geography
Prediction of pluvial flood risk in urbanized areas
Name of the supervisor
Doc. RNDr. Matej Vojtek, PhD.
Prírodovedecká fakulta UK
Pluvial floods in urbanized areas are caused by local and intense rainfall events with very short duration, which lead to flooding of these areas before the rainwater reaches the watercourse. Changes in the frequency and intensity of heavy rainfall events and the expansion of urbanized areas can thus negatively affect the risk of pluvial flooding. The aim of the thesis is to predict the risk of pluvial floods in selected model areas. The risk of pluvial floods will be assessed from the point of view of the hazard itself, but also from the point of view of vulnerability segment with the use of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS) methods, and hydrologic modeling.